CIVIL WAR MEMORIALS AND MONUMENTS

JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS

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Gardner, Johnson County

Cemetery
(west of town)



GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN



Type: gone

Description: "There are also soldier monuments in the cemeteries at Monticello, Gardner, and Spring Hill, Johnson county, costing each about $400, raised by subscription, erected shortly after the one at Olathe" - Martin, 1910.

This site has been inspected several times and the monument has not been located.

References:
Martin, 1910

Photographs:

SUV Registry Status: Gone But Not Forgotten





Monticello, Johnson County

Union Cemetery
(1 mi south of Shawnee Mission Parkway and mi west)

Monticello

Type: Granite Monument

Description: Granite column with decorative urn on top. The inscriptions read:

"To The Memory Of ~ Our Unknown Dead ~ Asleep Unnamed And Unknown ~ Until Gods Angels On The ~ Whirlwind Rides ~ To Claim His Own".

"To The Memory Of ~ Our Soldiers Who ~ Starved In Southern ~ Prisons".

"To Our Heroes Of ~ 1861-1865 ~ Dedicated ~ May 30, 1895".

"Erected By ~ John Anderson ~ Womans Relief Corps ~ No 194 Wilder Kan".

The base of the monument has the marking: "H.E.Barker ~ Kansas City." The step in front of the marker reads "In Memoriam".

References:
Martin, 1910, Wells, 2002

Photographs:
RM Thies, August 1, 1995
DE McGovern, July 11, 2005

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed





Olathe, Johnson County

Olathe Memorial Cemetery
(north of town center)

Olathe

Type: Granite Soldier Statue

Description: Soldier monument costing $1000, raised by Franklin post No, 68. The base and body of the monument is of granite, surmounted by a life-size figure of a soldier standing at rest, executed in white marble. In a circle at its base are buried thirty-seven soldiers. The inscription reads on the west side: "Erected By Franklin Post, No. 68, G. A. R. In memory Of Our Dead Comrades." On the north side is a representation of a G. A. R. badge and the date 1893.

It was erected in 1893. Dedicated Memorial Day 1897, by John Smith Post, Department of Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic.

References:
Baruch and Beckman, 1978, Martin, 1910, SOS! 1994, Wells, 2002

Photographs:
DE McGovern, July 11, 2005

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed





Spring Hill, Johnson County

Spring Hill Cemetery
(west of town)

Spring Hill

Type: Granite Monument

Description: Granite monument with large polished granite orb on top. The orb is inscribed: "Rest ~ Soldier Rest".

The front of the monument is inscribed: "The Flag They Fought For ~ (engraving of US Flag) ~ To The Memory Of ~ Our Unknown Dead ~ They Sleep ~ On Southern Battlefields ~ And 'Neath The Ocean Waves ~ General Curtis Relief Corp No 28 ~ Dedicated May 30, 1897".

The back of the Monument is inscribed: " To The Memory Of ~ Those Soldiers Who Fell ~ During The War Of ~ 1861 to 1865".

References:
Martin, 1910

Photographs:
DE McGovern, February 14, 2005

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed





Spring Hill, Johnson County

Spring Hill Cemetery Entrance Gate
(west of town)

Spring Hill

Type: Entry Gate

Description: The Cemetery is entered through two columns separated by one-way single lane roadways with a central brick and stone monument in the center. The center panel of the monument is inscribed: "Springhill Cemetery ~ In Honor of ~ the Veterans of the Civil War ~ 1861-1865, The Spanish American ~ War 1890, Our Country's Defend- ~ ers in the World War 1917-1918 ~ and the Loyal Women of ~ Springhill and Community ~ Sponsored by W.R.C. No 28 A.D. 1923". On the back side of the panel is mounted a small brass plaque reading: "In Memory of the ~ Meyer-Dunn Family".

References:
reported by DE McGovern

Photographs:
DE McGovern, February 14, 2005

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed




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Updated November1, 2006 - DE McGovern